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very closely and keeping tabs on it and making sure that we align ourselves with whatever the law ultimately will require of us. but we will keep some form of redevelopment to make sure that we are able and capable of using tax increment dollars for the future. we have done it right, and you see all of the development right here in mission bay as a result of using tax increment properly. i mentioned earlier that we have been paying very close attention and will continue to make sure central market is redeveloped, and we are revitalizing that. you have seen all the activities that we have. that is the result again of having a payroll tax exclusion, an economic strategy, working in partnership with a number of different financial institutions as well as different city departments, creating tax increment financing, making sure there is a multi-agency approach to a better market street initiative.
that was recently awarded by caltrans to make sure we continue that effort of forming through the leadership a 15- member advisory committee to keep improving market street and consider those ideas to making sure transportation is moving smoothly as well as all of the other things that make great streets. the central market district loan fund -- $11.5 million to dedicate a small but a -- to dedicate to small businesses. that is why you see pearl's deluxe burger is that will open very shortly. i am missing a great hamburger on mid-market. also attracting new small businesses. huckleberry bicycle will be relocating there, and they are a receiver on our loan packages already. then, continuing to work with our whole our arena of arts groups and recruiting arts.
whether it is burning man, the great arts foundation, arts in the store fronts, our arts commission -- everyone is working together to make sure that art is a great and producer of both businesses and foot traffic into that central market, and that is going very well. because already, as you may have heard when we unveiled the redoing of those old advertising prints on the brick buildings above the original joe's, we also announced that same day that while the original joe's as a restaurant will not come back there, new arts attendance will be in the very same site. piano fights these arts organizations are really helping us see us revitalize taylor street right intimate market. you also have a higher degree of
safety. the substation will be completed by early winter and we will have a substation that will have patrols of officers to make sure. we are going to work with the community and supervisor kim to recreate the ambassador program there and make sure we have additional eyes and ears holon market to fifth to 11th, to make sure that people feel safe, particularly during the hours in which people work. these days, when you have tech companies there, they are working at 10:00, 11:00 at night. they are not really paying attention to anyone else. the programming of the arts. we will continue working on the un plaza. off the grid, the arts festival coming up at the end of the month into early october, on u.n. plaza, that will reflect
our commitment to working closely with our program to revitalize middle-market. finally, as you know, can we said this at a time when we introduced the payroll tax exemption, that is just the beginning. i want to continue working with all the business groups in the city to make sure that we redo the tax system not lose the revenue that we have had but also not the job punishing. in order for us to continue this effort that we started, i want to make sure that you know that i am welcoming all the members of this body here, the chamber, to work with us for the next year, with the board of supervisors and redo our peril taxes and completely. we are giving our self the year.
we want to get everyone's input. it will be very complicated. but again, what isn't complicated in san francisco? i want to get past nudity and get into the tax base. that will be the challenge. this is a summary of everything we are doing. i know gen will go into detail. i wanted to make sure that you know that as long as i am in room 200, i will be about job creation, about making sure that people's investment here has a return and that people have faith in the city. this is still a great city. walking together with senator feinstein to the white house, we had that talk about how great the city was, when she redid that investment in the cable car system, used the compassion of the the city to recover from low market death.
we have the same challenge in front of us. i want to make sure that you know every day my commitment will be to make sure people's investments, whether it is families they create here, whether they bought a house that is more expensive than any part outside of new york, or whether you invested in a small business or medium-size business, or part of a larger investment, or you want to tap the great work of course we have here, we need to make good decisions in this city. we need to focus and concentration on economic stability. we need job growth and job creation. you have my 100% commitment to do this every day diamond office. thank you. [applause]
i have been fond of looking at data and making sure we compare ourselves to previous years, look at trends and specific categories, crime to property, homicides, violent crime to aurora's, and other areas. various local captains of all the stations know that the chief and i, command staff, and police commission, are working together to make sure that we work our best and keep our positive trends going. we are now enjoying, year to date, a 6% improvement over last year on all categories of violent crimes. we are still down in homicides since 1960, continuing a trend that was very strong last year and continues to this year. all of this as a result of the
men and women of the police department working closely with command staff, sharing information, and doing all the things that account for best practices. one of the most important thing that the chief and i talked about, and we knew that we would measure ourselves in the first 100 days, is that we would do and a fine community policing in every possible respect that we could. as you hear this morning, collaboration with other departments, the support that the chief has given to other departments to do their jobs while the police department does theirs, and also, a focus effort on improving the situation while we work with less resources. in these first 100 days, the chief has showed his leadership. i am amazed that he can go out there with his 30 years of experience and ask for officers to come in on the weekends or nights. that is when most of the crime
happens. to get a response has he does, getting "volunteers" -- we want to get to a better situation. the reality i have, i am looking at what is occurring all around the bay area. i know there are bad situations. we need to be focused on our situation, here in san francisco. i am committed to that. we also need to make sure to continue a detailed review, whether it is stolen bikes or property -- that sort of small stuff can lead to bigger things. that is something that mayor willie brown taught me. we allow our communications to get through and people will get through to us. i also want to give my
appreciation to the police chief being out there tackling those things, even if there are communities that do not understand what we are doing, trying to get to a level of communication that is comfortable for everyone, so that we get good information. as i said earlier, working with our public safety adviser and his staff to promote as much prevention as we can. it is not always going to be the police stopping everything. it will be other programs that prevent and change people's lives. that has to work in concert with our police department and all the things they do, but it begins with a good presence. the police chief has shown that through a number of things he has done, making sure there are great communications while we ask our police officers, has with our other public officers,
to contribute to the deficit, making sure that our funding gap is closed. this is one of the most difficult years we have had financially, and everyone is stepping up. even the command staff is looking beyond their own self- interest. this is one of the most selfless organizations we have in the city. congratulations and let us keep on working together. we want to continue that faith that people have, the confidence in the things that we are doing well. thank you. >> i want to thank the mayor again for his support and eco what he was saying about the spirit of cooperation from the police department, other agencies, community. we cannot arrest our way out of
crime. if you look at these numbers, violent crime arrests are actually down. partnership with other agencies, the spirit of collegiality, really, an atmosphere of cooperation. when i asked 60% of officers to move to weekend and night, they were willing to do that. we work out a contract negotiation that would help to close a $12 million budget gap, the corporation was there. everyone understands how serious things are right now with diminishing resources. we have about 4% mustaf than last year but we continue to have crime lows. that is because the her using the force multiplier of goodwill within the city department, police department, and the community. and i cannot say this enough. it is all about the young people
in san francisco. if we engage kids, give them positive choices, there is no reason why this cannot become the new normal in san francisco where we are just a safer city. again, i appreciate the mayor's support, going forward. >> [inaudible] are we not facing a crisis of a loss of officers? >> i do not think it is lost on anybody. the mayor and i talk about all the time. we have had a 4% decrease in staffing, but staffing is up in other areas. the 35 officers that were not working nights and weekends are now. that is akin to an academy class. more efficient and one of the resources we have will hopefully get us to the point where we are
hiring more academy classes as the senior officers retire. that will bring new ideas and greater efficiency and a safer san francisco going forward. >> i would also say, the police officers to police work. when the chief graduated one of the largest cadet class is in recent history, we are talking about civilians doing the civilian work while the police are out there giving the police work. we are identifying those activities within the police department that should not be done by uniformed officers, and assigning those to the right people. so we are just approaching resources the smartest way we can while we try to get more police academy classis. -- classes. >> you talked about a game can?
-- gang camp? [inaudible] >> about three months ago, i walked through the mission district with jane kim and david campos. this was after that shooting in the mission. we were walking along with officers in the district, just watching the streets, -- walking the streets, talking to merchants. we got an eyeful and an earful of these kids hanging out on the corners with nothing to do. people said the city has come out to come up with better programs to track these youth. they are listening to the people on the streets trying to recruit them. we know that they are interested player from getting in ties into these gangs. we particularly listened to the community response network, the
people that are in touch with these gangs. we have a program where they are helping police officers get information on what is going on. they recommended that we create an annual camp, where for free, about 50 kids -- and we may increase down the road -- will get a full camp experience. kids across whole arena of san francisco get these weeks where they go to camp and have a wonderful time. some kids do not get a chance because they cannot afford it, no one is enticing them. they see that and a bang, that is not my life. my life is on the street. we need to integrate this live with them till ginsberg went out there to work with us.
our friends at the family and children youth center that got the funding together. it begins at the end of the month for one week. we are recruiting literally those individuals -- we cannot get to the hard-core gangs, but we can get to those that are about to make a decision. they are true, on the edge with their grades, and we again be back. they can give as name referrals of kids that we can talk to. that we will be leadership development week at the camp. expos them to some fun. they may see some other people that may even be recruited by gangs that they do not like, groups of people they do not like. to be able to experience them on a first name basis, i got to know you before, you are a cool person. we did some things together that is positive.
experience what normal kids get to do everyday, except that they do not have it because of economics or cultural difference walls, or the wall themselves off because they are being recruited by other efforts. we are experimenting with this for the first time. we think we are going to receive a lot of excess -- success from this. >> quickly, as the mayor said, we are claiming -- it is not a game camp. we are claiming the skin before they enter a gang. we are claiming them first to give them a positive choice. >> [inaudible] >> with regard to the metal death, this is an epidemic nationally. this is something that i dealt with at the puc. and it is dangerous.
a lot of these folks, as they go for that copper, it is charged copper. it is a safety thing. it is a miracle that nobody has been hurt or killed. i met with members of the puc last week. we spoke to the acting director of the dpw who is affected by this, corporate security from pg&e. we will be assembling a task force within the next 30 days to attack this going forward. people are taking out manhole covers and leaving by whole -- the hole. i know that one school was affected over the summer months. i know when the east bay terminal came down, that was scavenged. we will be working with the district attorney's office to gain successful prosecution.
♪ >> hello, and welcome to the department of elections right choice voting instructional video. it is part of the department of elections right choice voting outreach campaign and is designed to educate san francisco rig franciscoht choice voting. today we will learn what it is and who is elected using this voting method. we will also talk about with the ranked joyce l. looks like and how to market correctly. finally, we will see how the ranked joyce voting process works and to you an example of
an election using ranked choice of voting. so, what is ranked joyce voting? in march 2002 san francisco voters adopted a charter to implement ranked choice of voting, also known as instant runoff voting. san francisco voters will use it to elect most local officials by selecting a first choice candidate in the first column on the ballot and deborah second and third choice candidates in the second and third columns resect to do -- respectively. this makes it possible to elect local officials with the majority of votes. more than 50% without the need for a second runoff election. in san francisco, ranked choice of voting is for the election of members of the board of supervisors, the mayor, sharon, just -- district attorney, city attorney, treasurer, this is a
recorder, and public defender. ranked joyce voting does not apply to elections for local school and community college board members. number the election of state or federal officials. ranked choice of voting does not affect the adoption ballot measures. when voters received their ballot, either at a polling place or an absentee ballot in the mail, it will consist of multiple cards. voters will receive cards with contests for federal and state offices, as well as for state propositions and local ballot measures. for ranked choice voting contest, voters will receive a separate ranked choice ballot card. it will have instructions to rank three choices, which is new. the ranked choice ballot is designed in the side by side column format that lists the names of all candidates in each of the three columns. when marking the ranked choice
ballot, voters elect their first choice in the first column by completing the aero pointing to their choice. for their second choice, voters selected different wind by completing the arab pointing to their choice in the second column. for their third choice, voters elect a different candidate by completing the arrow pointing to their choice. voters wishing to vote for qualified write-in candidate can write it in on the line provided. and they must complete the arrow pointing to their choice. keep in mind, it voters should select a different candidate for each of the three columns of the ranked choice ballot card. if the voters elect the same candidate in more than one column, his or her vote for that candidate will count only once. also, a voter's second choice will be counted only if his or her first choice candidate has been eliminated.
and a voter's third choice will be counted only if both his or her first and second choice candidates have been eliminated. we have talked about how to mark the ranked choice ballot. now let's look at how ranked choice of voting works. initially, every first choice vote is a candidate. any candidate that receives a majority, more than 50% of the first choice to vote, is determined to be the winner. if no candidate receives more than 50% of the first choice votes, a process of eliminating candidates and transferring votes begins. first, the candidate who received the fewest numbers of first choice votes is eliminated from the race. second, voters who selected the eliminated candidate as their first choice will have their vote to transfer to their second choice. there, all the votes are recounted. fourth, if any candidate receives more than 50% of the
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voters to pick a candidate a as their first choice candidate will have their but transferred to their second choice. and the voters to pick and a, 15% chose candidate b as their second choice, and 10% chose c as their second choice. these votes are then applied to b and c, and the votes are recounted. candidate b now has 55% of the votes. candidate c as 45%. candidate b has more than 50% of the votes and is determined as the winner. >> thank you for watching. we hope you have ranked choice learned ranked choice of voting and was elected. you have seen the ballot, learned how to market, and learned how the voting process works. if you have any further questions about ranked choice voting, please contact us at
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